Lot 73. A rare wucai figure of a daoist deity, Wanli period (1573-1619); 11 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,840 - USD 16,260). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018
The bearded deity is modelled with a fierce expression and wears a scholar’s cap and scholar’s robes decorated with dragons amongst clouds and waves. He is seated on a throne decorated with geometric and floral patterns on a stand supported by four columns.
Provenance: Sold at Etude Couturier Nicolay S.C.P., Paris, 30 March 1981, lot 35.
Note: Compare a blue and white fgure of a Daoist deity of a similar date sold at Sotheby’s New York, 17 September 2013, lot 303.